Main Market Hall Closed for Maintenance

Oxbow Public Market’s main market hall will be closed for annual maintenance on Monday and Tuesday, January 8 and 9, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Closed for Christmas

Oxbow Public Market will be closed on December 25. We wish you a very happy holiday! We will reopen on Tuesday, December 26.

Holiday Market

Don’t miss CRU @ The Annex’s  holiday market. Shopping delights include Vineyard 29 wines, CRU @ The Annex gift cards, jewelry from April Martin Design and FEAST It Forward wine country-inspired “Products with Purpose.” Enjoy light bites from C CASA and Fatted Calf while you peruse the wares. Additionally, CRU will be RAISING a glass, awareness & funds as a portion of proceeds to support the North Bay Fire Relief Fund after the devastating fires that took place around our beautiful Napa and Sonoma wine country.

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Meditate With Me / Mariam Gates Oxbow Signing

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow hosts this book signing with Marian Gates, whose book Meditate with Me is an accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness and the perfect introduction for young children.

Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use. Kids will learn how to focus on their breath, on the sensations in their body, and on the sounds around them to help them relax, settle their busy minds, and understand their emotions. Illustrated with cheerful drawings of five animal friends, the book offers step-by-step directions and a repeating refrain:

“Breathe in, and fill your whole body. Breathe out, and relax your whole body.”

Mariam Gates has a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and has been teaching children for more than 20 years. The founder of Kid Power Yoga, she now devotes herself to training children and adults in yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of the picture books Good Night Yoga and Good Morning Yoga. She lives with her husband, Rolf Gates, and their two children in Santa Cruz, California.

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Beer Dinner at Kitchen Door

Holiday cheer with beer at Kitchen Door’s beer dinner with Tannery Bend Beerworks. Ugly sweaters are encouraged. Email Tim to reserve your spot.

Beer Dinner
Reception
Coombs Saison (4.9% abv)
Seared Polenta Cake, Roasted Poblano, Smoked Cheddar, Green Tomato Salsa
Herb Flat Bread, Burrata, Smoked Sea Salt

1st course
Vichy Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale (6.0% abv)
Tempura Fried Maitake, Aged Ponzu, Mustard Greens

2nd course
Montecito White IPA (7.9% abv)
Seared Sea Scallop, Cauliflower, Pine Nuts and Currants

3rd course
Bruck Marzen Festbier (5.0% abv)
Cassoulet of Duck Confit, Garlic Sausage, Rancho Gordo Beans

Dessert Course
Candy Cap Belgian Dubbel
Candy Cap Paris Brest
Pecan Florentine, Brown Butter Glaze

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Local Children’s Author Denys Cazet at Napa Bookmine

Denys Cazet is the author and illustrator of more than 50 picture books for children, including a winner of the California Young Reader Medal. An elementary school teacher for 25 years, he lives in the foothills of the Napa Valley.

Denys will be signing TWO books!
– RUMORS, for ages 7-11: Rumors are swirling around Russell’s school. Is the principal really a mud-wrestling champ? What happened to Miss Butters, the teacher who mysteriously disappeared? And most important of all, is there really a strange creature who travels through the pipes into the homes of unsuspecting children? In this time of fake and real news, rumors taking on the solidity of facts, this book offers a humorous look at how lies can take on a life of their own.
– BOB AND TOM, for ages 4-8: A sweet picture book about two very bored turkeys who are trying to figure out what to do with their day. What should they do? Well, as they decide, they go through a whole day filled with adventure! Will that be enough to satisfy these two turkeys? (Elayna’s note: this book is legitimately laugh out loud funny!)

Let’s Give a Shuck

Kick off the season with a day of giving. Ten percent of your dining proceeds at Hog Island Oyster Bar will be donated to Aldea Children & Family Services.

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Do Napa Downtown Crawl

The Do Napa Downtown Crawl invites you to come downtown and enjoy an evening of shopping, wine tasting and dining, while also supporting those who were affected by the fires. A portion of sales from each participating business will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation who will ensure that all money goes to providing assistance for victims of the fires.

The owners of Oxbow Public Market are donating $10,000 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) Disaster Relief Fund to help those in the Napa community who have been negatively impacted by this tragic event. #NapaSpirit

Participating merchants at Oxbow Public Market include:

  • Anette’s Chocolates: Donating 10% of all sales; plus a special tasting of chocolate wine sauces over vanilla bean cake
  • C CASA: Donating 15% of all sales
  • CRU @ The Annex: Donating 10% of proceeds from all bottle sales (note: CRU @ The Annex closes at 7 pm).
  • Fieldwork Brewing Company: Donating proceeds from a special charity beer for fire victims created in conjunction with Russian River Brewing
  • Five Dot Ranch: Donating 100% of proceeds from its sandwich special — a hot roast beef sandwich with cheddar cheese, grilled romaine lettuce, red onions, and horseradish aioli on a sweet roll.
  • Gott’s Roadside: Donating  100% of proceeds from the draft beer on its specials menu.
  • Hog Island Oyster Bar: Donating 50% of all sales
  • Kara’s Cupcakes: Donating 100% of proceeds from its special commemorative cupcake (Kara’s is doing this throughout the month of November).
  • Live Fire Pizza: Donating 10% of all pizza sales
  • The Model Bakery: Donating  10% of all sales (note: The Model Bakery closes at 6 pm)
  • Napa Bookmine: Donating 10% of all sales
  • Napa Valley Distillery: Donating 10% of all sales
  • Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant: Donating 10% of all sales; plus they’ll have two kegs of Pliny from Russian River
  • Ritual Coffee Roasters: Donating 100% of t-shirt sales purchased at Ritual’s Cup & Star
Note: specials/offers subject to change

 

Special Locals’ Night

Oxbow Public Market remains open as a gathering place for our community. Join us for a special Locals’ Night on Tuesday, October 24, featuring live music by LoWatters, specials from our merchants, and a costume exchange.

Be eek-o-friendly this Halloween by bringing a gently used costume to exchange for a “new to you” costume! You don’t have to donate a costume to participate. Respook. Rewear. Rescare!

The fire department and the Napa Police Department will be presented to say hello, showcase a fire engine, and answer any questions you may have.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the fires, and our thanks go to the first responders and all those working so hard to make sure our residents are safe.

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Napa High Vocal Music Workshop Performance

Napa High’s Vocal Music Workshop will perform throughout Oxbow Public Market. One of the premier performing groups at Napa High School, the vocal music workshop is comprised of mostly juniors and seniors, and has evolved into a 15-member a cappella sensation, exploring the music of all genres and time periods. Throughout the year, they are called upon to entertain and inspire the community, performing and promoting music at elementary schools, sports events, and special events. Over the years, the group has been fortunate to share the stage with amazing performers such as Bobby McFerrin, Dick Van Dyke, The House Jacks, OC Times, Straight No Chaser, Rockapella, VoicePlay and MO5AIC.

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Wine Country Women of Napa Valley

Our beautiful Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier viticultural regions, is known for its undulating vineyards, historic wineries nestled in the trees, and quaint towns that dot the countryside. It is also home to many amazing women who have made names for themselves with wineries and boutique businesses throughout the area. Wine Country Women of Napa Valley celebrates 65 of these leading ladies, showcasing their accomplishments, lifestyles, treasured family recipes, and of course, their favorite wines and pairings. This sumptuous gallery glimpses inside the lives of such luminaries as Violet Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate, Leslie Frank of Frank Family Vineyards, Stephanie Honig of Honig Vineyard and Winery, Susan Hoff of Fantesca Estate & Winery, Sandy Davis of Davis Estates, and Genevieve Janssens of Robert Mondavi Winery, among many others. These prominent women share their treasured recipes, recommendations for companion wines and spirits, and their passion for the valley and the history of their lush surroundings.

This is the perfect gift for the women on your holiday shopping list! Get your copy signed by some of the women featured in the book, just in time for gift season!

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Reinventing the Wheel: Book Signing and Cheese Tasting

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant are partnering to bring Francis and Bronwen Percival, cheesemakers from England and the authors of Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese, to Oxbow Public Market. Join Bronwen and Francis Percival to learn about and taste cheese made the good old fashioned way!

In little more than a century, industrial practices have altered every aspect of the cheesemaking process, from the bodies of the animals that provide the milk to the microbial strains that ferment it. Reinventing the Wheel explores what has been lost as raw-milk, single-farm cheeses have given way to the juggernaut of factory production. In the process, distinctiveness and healthy rural landscapes have been exchanged for higher yields and monoculture. However, Bronwen and Francis Percival find reason for optimism. Around the world—not just in France, but also in the United States, England, and Australia—enterprising cheesemakers are exploring the techniques of their great-grandparents. At the same time, using sophisticated molecular methods, scientists are upending conventional wisdom about the role of microbes in every part of the world. Their research reveals the resilience and complexity of the indigenous microbial communities that contribute to the flavor and safety of cheese. One experiment at a time, these dynamic scientists, cheesemakers, and dairy farmers are reinventing the wheel.

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Book Signing with local author Hillary Homzie

Join local author Hillary Homzie for a book signing of “Pumpkin Spice Secrets,” written for ages 9-12.

Just as Maddie picks up her pumpkin spice frappe from the coffee shop counter, she spills it all over the cute boy behind her. Talk about mortifying! Luckily, the boy — Jacob — is also friendly and easygoing, and soon Maddie is deeply in crush.

But before she can tell her best friend Jana about him at lunch the next day, Jana announces her huge new crush — on Jacob! Maddie doesn’t want to cause trouble, so she keeps her feelings hidden. Jana will get over him soon, right?

Add major school stress to Maddie’s secret, and it’s a recipe for disaster. Can she stay true to both her friend and her heart… without it all turning into a sticky mess?

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Children’s Book Signing with Author and Illustrator of Marielle in Paris

Join Bay Area local author Maxine Rose Schur and French illustrator Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie for a book signing of Marielle in Paris.

Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree’s nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris.

What a special treat for kids, as both the Bay Area-local author and French illustrator will be on hand at our Oxbow shop to sign this adorable picture book, which is perfect for holiday gifts or just because!

Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning children’s book author and travel writer. She has written ten books for young people, including picture books and historical novels. A former professional actor, she gives guest lectures and teaches writing workshops. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Stanford University. Pomegranate publishes The Reading Woman calendars, conceived of by Schur.

Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie has been an avowed daydreamer since childhood and now she dreams up fictional worlds for children’s books. She has also applied her colorful, engaging style to travel notebooks, Advent calendars, magazines, and materials for vehicles, including a fabric design for seats on the Paris city buses. Jeanne grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Paris for many years. She studied fine art and textile design at the University of Michigan and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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Happy Hour: Live Fire Pizza

Enjoy a Margherita Pie (mozzarella, tomatoes and basil) and a Pint (your choice of any of the beers on tap) for $15 (that’s a 25% savings)

Happy Hour: Kitchen Door

$2 off Draft Beers, $7 wines on Tap

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Let’s Give a Shuck for the Oceans

June 8th is World Oceans Day  and Hog Island Oyster Co. is celebrating with their next dine and donate event, Let’s Give A Shuck for the Oceans! World Oceans Day is an international celebration of our oceans, where people all over the world collaborate to make the future of our oceans better. This year, the organization is focusing on plastic pollution and solutions to marine litter and nothing is more important to the Hog Island team, then the health and cleanliness of the oceans. That’s why they have chosen to donate 10% of their proceeds to Humboldt BayKeeper, a Northern California organization that works to safeguard coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay. Join the Hog Island Oyster Co. team on June 8th for a day of dining and donating and help do your part for our oceans!

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Cru Culinary Challenge

CRU @ The Annex hosts the Cru Culinary Challenge featuring the Constrained Gourmet. Cru wines will be paired with ingredients selected by the Constrained Gourmet. The goal is to work as a team to build the perfect small plate pairing that complements the different wines being tasted. This event will be a fun, challenging and interactive culinary game!

Happy Hour

Half-off by the glass specials and
15 percent off bottles

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day

Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day at the Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant on Saturday, April 22. This will be the third annual global celebration for raw milk cheeses, coordinated by the folks at Old Ways Cheese Coalition. They have started this as a way to help bring understanding and awareness of the old traditional methods of cheese and food making to the consumers. To find out more about what Old Ways Cheese Coalition is all about visit their website.

The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant will be featuring a cheese board made up of three different raw milk cheeses, domestic and possibly imported, with accoutrements that you will be able to order through the bar to sit and enjoy with a glass of wine if you like. The raw milk cheese board will be offered through Sunday the 23rd as well. In addition to the raw milk cheese board they will also be sampling and promoting raw milk cheeses at the cheese counter, from all over the world. There will be a list for you to browse ALL the raw milk products that they are currently carrying. Stop by the Cheese and Wine Merchant and get a taste of some old world methods of cheese making!

Lets Give a Shuck for the Earth

Mark you calendars! April 22nd is Earth Day andHog Island Oyster Co.’s first dine-and-donate of the year. Let’s Give A Shuck for the Earth supports the Marin Carbon Project (MCP), a local Marin-based organization that seeks to enhance and promote carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation. April 22 – Dine at Hog Island Oyster Co. and 10 percent of your dining dollars will support reducing carbon in our atmosphere.

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Booksigning with Cookbook Author Colu Henry

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow is ready to cook with you! They’ve got a great selection of cookbooks covering a range of styles, cuisines, and methods. And on April 8, Napa Bookmine will play host to food and lifestyle influencer Colu Henry, as she presents her cookbook Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly. Picking up this cookbook is a surefire way to start your journey to cooking great meals in a short period of time, while also utilizing your pantry more efficiently (every cook’s dream)! Who doesn’t want to create meals in “less time than it takes to boil the water”!? Colu will sign copies of her book, and if you ask nicely, may give you a few extra insider tips!

Back Pocket Pasta shows how a well-stocked kitchen and a few seasonal ingredients can be the driving force behind delicious, simply prepared meals. Pantry staples — a handful of items to help you up your dinner game — give you a head start come dinnertime, so you can start cooking in your head on the way home from work. For instance, if you know that you have a tin of anchovies, a hunk of parmesan, and panko bread crumbs, you can pick up fresh kale to make Tuscan Kale “Caesar” Pasta… With genius flavor combinations, a gorgeous photograph for every recipe, and a smart guide to easy-drinking cocktails and wine, Back Pocket Pasta will inspire you to cook better meals faster.

Booksigning with Geneva and Marcus Clawson

Stop by Napa Bookmine at Oxbow for a signing with Geneva and Marcus Clawson, co authors of the children’s book “I Found A Darkling.” This gentle book follows a young child who happens to befriend a playful creature called the Darkling. Together they explore dark nooks and shadowy corners, and share both fun and quiet throughout the day. Intended to indirectly sooth a child’s fear of the dark by replacing the unknown with a new friend, this book was written to be a peaceful, pleasant story, perfect for bedtime.

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Uke-a-Palooza at Oxbow

Oxbow Public Market, along with Judd and Holly Finkelstein of Judd’s Hill Winery present “Uke-A-Palooza at Oxbow.” This special Polynesian evening includes a raffle to benefit V.O.I.C.E.S of Napa, and a special performance on the Oxbow River Deck by The Maikai Gents playing the songs of old Hawaii.

Uke-A-Palooza guests are encouraged to bring their own ukuleles and perform! Polynesian-themed specials will be offered by Oxbow merchants, vintage beach and Polynesian clothing provided by Melissa Gruenhagen of Retro Diva will be for sale, and other exciting surprises await guests during this 7th annual Polynesian evening event at Oxbow Public Market.

Admission to the family-friendly “Uke-A-Palooza at Oxbow” is FREE.

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Fork It Over

SOLD OUT! Click here to make a donation to our beneficiary, the Napa Food Bank.

About the event…

You’re invited to “Party with Purpose” at the 6th Annual Fork It Over, a fundraiser for the Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV) Food Bank. The annual benefit has grown to include Oxbow District-wide chefs, wine tasting rooms, and artisanal merchants serving it up to raise funds in support of the CANV Food Bank.

The evening begins with a reception in the Copia gardens featuring The CIA at Copia chefs, several of Oxbow Public Market’s artisan merchants and Oxbow District wineries, with music provided by the Uncorked All Stars, underwritten by Uncorked at Oxbow. The reception will also feature culinary demonstrations, garden tours, and tastings. Following the reception is a special four-course dinner created by Michelin Star Chef Ken Frank of La Toque on Oxbow Public Market’s River Deck. The fun continues with a spirited live auction featuring curated food, wine, art, and travel experiences.

Tickets to attend Fork it Over are $225 per person, and reserved tables are also available. One hundred percent of net-proceeds  benefit the CANV Food Bank. Click here to purchase your tickets now as the event will sell out.

About Our Beneficiary
The Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank assists people to become (or remain) self-sufficient by lessening the stress of meeting their basic need for food. The Food Bank provides food to low-income individuals, families, seniors, foster youth and to other nonprofit organizations serving those less fortunate. Through unique partnerships, the food Bank maximizes food resources to address food insecurity in Napa County.

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Booksigning with Veteran Sportscaster Tim Ryan

Meet veteran sportscaster Tim Ryan at Napa Bookmine at Oxbow for a signing of his memoir, On Someone Else’s Nickel: A Life in Television, Sports, and Travel.

“Tim Ryan is no doubt the only sportscaster who has crash-landed in the Namib desert, been charged by a rhino in Zimbabwe, herded sheep at the beginning of a Winter Olympics telecast, and dodged flying bottles at a professional boxing match.”

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Rosé All Day Party

Cozy up with your Valentine as CRU @ The Annex (the only location to taste and purchase this exclusive 120 case production) unveils its first ever CRU Rosé on Valentine’s Day.  Starting at 5 pm, celebrate your love of the Vine Trail and enjoy a special Valentine’s Day wine pour & popcorn!

CRU Rosé can be enjoyed by the bottle ($29) or by the glass ($10). The wine pour & popcorn at 5 pm free to all Vine Trail Members. $10 donation fee for non-members, benefitting the Vine Trail.

Salty Dawg World Tour

Our friends at 21st Amendment Brewery invited Fieldwork Brewing Company to brew a collaboration beer for their Strong Beer Month festivities. It’s called Salty Dawg. You’ll probably hate it. However, Fieldwork is joining El Sully himself, Shaun O’Sullivan, for the Salty Dawg World Tour at its Oxbow taproom.  It’s a really delicious double IPA with Hawaiian Sea Salt. So, join us for Locals’ for a glass of Salty Dawg and say hello to El Sully, Alex and Barry.

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Booksigning with Author/Winemaker Richard Peterson

The Winemaker is a fascinating chronicle of the California wine industry from the repeal of Prohibition to today, candidly described by a leading winemaker of the time. Join author/winemaker Richard Peterson for a special booksigning of his  witty and entertaining account of life behind the scenes during a period of unparalleled change and phenomenal growth in the American wine business. This is an insider’s view of important personalities in the wine world, witnessed by a winemaker who was there. Some of their decisions were brilliant, others disastrous. A real page-turner, this is an intimate look at several different wineries, each one unique from the others, and each in its own battle for survival.

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NapaLife Insider’s Guide Local Author Booksigning

NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley was written by Paul Franson, who has lived in Napa for more than two decades.  Paul also publishes the weekly online newsletter, NapaLife, which focuses on food, wine, the arts and entertainment in the valley. He provides the insight only a resident can supply. Join us for a meet-and-greet with Paul as he signs copies of the new edition his book.